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Higher value commercial court cases will not be brought into costs regime retrospectively, says rule committee

Higher value cases raised in the commercial court will not be brought into the civil court costs regime retrospectively when the regime is extended to catch claims worth up to £10 million next week, the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) has said. 17 Apr 2014

English civil court reforms "inconsistent, time-consuming and costly", says Law Society

Civil courts in England and Wales are increasingly valuing "administration over access to justice" since wide-ranging reforms to procedures and costs came into force last year, the Law Society has claimed. 20 Mar 2014

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Creditor could not use third party debt order on money set aside for interest payments, court rules

A creditor of the Ukrainian national gas company was unable to use a third party debt order (TPDO) to take control of money held in a bank account on behalf of the gas company, because that money had been set aside to make interest payments to the gas company's... 11 Mar 2014

CJEU: UK rules on environmental case costs are not "sufficiently precise" to meet EU requirements

UK rules governing the way in which costs are awarded in environmental cases brought against public bodies are not "sufficiently precise and clear" enough to ensure that proceedings are not "prohibitively expensive", an  EUcourt has ruled. 17 Feb 2014

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